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67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, November 24, 2016 Downtown Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Grand Marshals Olympic Gold Medalists, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel, will kick off the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th. This year’s parade celebrates Houston as a spirited, global, American city, with a focus on…

Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program

Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program All Contributors to the Blue Santa Program… Are cordially invited to pick-up their pre-package toys starting Every Saturday and Sunday in November 2016 from 9a.m. – 2 p.m. & November 28 – December 10, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 2p.m. (including weekends) at 51 Riesner (2ND floor/ Toyroom). Toys…

Mayor Turner Kicks Off Hire Houston Youth 2017

Mayor Turner and Greater Houston Partnership Kick Off Hire Houston Youth 2017 Sponsor a Summer, Change a Future Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Greater Houston Partnership kicked off the second year of Hire Houston Youth at a breakfast at the new Partnership Tower adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Hire Houston Youth provides…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

The Texas Legislature has always looked to the City to develop a pension reform plan for our three employee pension systems (police, fire and municipal employees). On October 26, Mayor Turner and City Council achieved the goal for mutually agreed upon pension reforms that will allow the City to meet pension obligations without raising taxes,…

Scenic Houston and Hobby Area Distrcit Beautify Broadway

Scenic Houston and Trees for Houston, in partnership with the Hobby Area Management District and the Gulfgate TIRZ, began planting over 400 new live oak trees along Broadway, complementing the new pedestrian crosswalks and landscaping. The trees are part of the new “signature corridor” design along Broadway. This project is an important investment, not just…

Yolanda Black Navarro Park

It was a beautiful day on Tuesday, October 25, as we dedicated the Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park. The Harris County park is a beautiful 10-acre green space in the East End named in honor of long time East End resident and advocate Yolanda Black Navarro. She was such a beautiful voice and…

A PSA to Avoid Tragedy – Kids in Hot Cars

Constant driver distractions can result in tragedy. In this year alone, 39 children have perished in hot vehicles across the United States. Seven of those deaths occurred in Texas. In most of those cases, the young passenger was forgotten by the driver. Houston TranStar’s “Have A Strategy to Avoid Tragedy” PSA reveals a simple, yet…